Sometimes, if the stars align and fate smiles on you, you might be able to share a moment with a stranger that could change your life, your outlook, or just grant you a really cool story.
It happens everyday, people come together and forge their own bonds, and even if you never see that person again, the moments you shared will live on forever in your heart and mind. In honor of the human spirit, we have gathered stories from all over the world of the most memorable moments people have shared with total strangers.
26. Too Precious For This World
My son was in a pretty serious accident. I was a wreck in the ICU waiting room. A little girl maybe about 9 or 10 years old was with her family, saying goodbye to her great grandmother. She waltzed right up to me and said, “Sir, why are you crying?” I explained my son was very sick. She handed me a miniature puppy doll and told me it was lucky and my son would get better. She was right, he did and I still keep that little puppy on my dresser and think of that sweet child.
25. Wedding Crasher
I crashed a wedding when I was 18 because it was on my bucket-list and ended up dancing with a woman who was maybe 24/25. Her name was Natalie. We danced for a couple songs then the DJ put on a slow song, and I was thinking in my head that’s my cue to leave because I have a habit of being negative and leaving potentially awkward situations. On that night, however, I just decided to say forget it, so I grabbed her hand and we slow danced. I didn’t know anything about this woman, beyond her name and here I was slow dancing. People were starting to look at me funny/suspiciously so I ended up leaving right after without saying goodbye. Honestly, I look back and think, I wonder what Natalie is doing. This was in October of 2013 and honestly, that was the first time I said whatever and did what my heart wanted instead of my head, life has been better ever since.